Sharps injuries declining, but not for docs

In this statewide analysis of the incidence of sharps injuries in acute care hospitals, the overall rate of injuries declined 22% from 2002 to 2007, but there was no significant decline among physicians. Education, simulation, and appropriate safe equipment stocking are vital components to reducing sharps injuries among physicians (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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